THE BEST OF BULGARIA

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Location:

Sofia – Plovdiv – Kazanlak – Shipka Pass – Tryavna – Arbanassi – Sofia

Duration:
8 days
Price From:
$

THE BEST OF BULGARIA

8 Days Tour $

General Information

Included Features

Accommodation at selected hotels, service charges & hotel taxes, luggage handling
Breakfast daily, dinners and lunches as per program
Arrival and departure transfers
Touring by modern air-conditioned coach
Professional tour director throughou

Sightseeing


Sofia, Rila Monastery, Plovdiv, Bachkovo Monastery, Kazanlak , Shipka Pass, Tryavna, Veliko Turnovo, Arbanassi
Typical Bulgarian delicacies at local restaurants




Day 1, Sofia

Arrival in Sofia, transfer to selected hotel and ov ernight. (O)

Day 2, Sofia

Sightseeing tour of 7000 -year-old Sofia, exploring many of the fine cultural and historical monuments, includi ng the lovely Nevsky Cathedral, with its rich icon collect ion, the fabulous 4th century St George's Rotunda, St Sofia' s Basilica and the ruins of Serdica. (B,D,O)

Day 3, Plovdiv

A visit to the 10th century UNESCO World Heritage R ila Mon- astery, Bulgaria’s largest and most impressive mona stery, with a lavish collection of precious antiquities, t hen on to Plovdiv via Rila, the highest Bulgarian mountain. O vernight in Plovdiv. (B,D,O)

Day 4, Plovdiv – Kazanlak

Sightseeing in ancient Plovdiv, with superb archite cture and fine Roman ruins, such as the amphitheatre, with im pres- sive marble statues, decorative columns and arcades . On to the 11th century Bachkovo Monastery and Kazanlak in the famous Rose Valley. (B,D,O)

Day 5, Kazanlak – Shipka Pass – Tryavna

Visit the newly discovered Thracian golden treasure s in Kazanlak Museum. On to Golyamata Kosmatka Tomb and the UNESCO World Heritage 4th century BC Thracian To mb, then on to lovely Tryavna, via the historical Shipk a Pass. (B,D,O

Day 6, Tryavna – Veliko Turnovo

Walking tour of Tryavna, featuring 17th century vau lted stone bridges, houses, churches and a square with a clock tower. Sightseeing of the royal city of Veliko Turn ovo and gorgeous Tsarevets Hill, with amazing views and dra matic medieval fortifications. (B,D,O)

Day 7, Veliko Turnovo – Arbanassi – Sofia

After an overnight in Veliko Turnovo, on to the mus eum town of Arbanassi, boasting a fantastic gallery of art in its Church of the Nativity. Return to Sofia. (B,D,O)

Day 8, Sofia

Breakfast, followed by transfer to Sofia airport. (B)